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MAY 18. 1979 21 lyar 5739 ORLANDO EDITION ',,,Yo,.F=.,a '='--"'"*': SINGLE C0PY 35 dlOiilmIDPAllWIil4i0, AIILISplaL, FLI2T01 |n pop catmador yqmr, lmltkrNllor q prominent Iranian Jewish industrialist, shown above, pleaded in on:in for his life May 9 before an court in Teheran. He was ececuted later In the day along with flue other Iranians. geuglous Mews Sece photo Shocked Over Iranian Execution under the Shah, had been (JTA)-- arrested by police last March. shock and The two were being held in !execution of Teheran's special prison for the former political suspects. Ray's two sons were also arrested at the squad same time. Their fate is not month immediately known. According to reports his reaching ,Jerusalem, some and 100 Jews are still imprisoned in Iran. Teheran Radio said that in Elkanian's property, valued in by the millions of dollars, would Khou. be confiscated and used "for me. the benefit of the people." )ng with According to Jewish Iranian sources in Teheran, Elkanian's Ruhol. execution has spread fear also the throughout the Jewish in the community in Iran. The executions Irouflht the tcal of of Resuming Israel Relations i1 over the weekend. )oint for Israeli- the Russia an He said that if relations are to be renewed there must first be a comprehensive settle- ment in the Middle East that guarantees Israel's right to exist but also satisfies the Bobin, rights of the Palestinians. Soviet Asked if the Soviet Israel by authorities sent any message to the Israeli government endship through the delegation, Bobin arrive here replied, "Nyet." ors Outdoor Festival 79 professional musicians will perform ,r of classical,jazz and rock music at an to be held Sun., May 27, noon- .rs, according to Alan Rock, are , flutist Zelman Bodzin and Lynn I!s Gentlemen of Jazz, UCF's 19-piece and an unannounced well-known rock Joan Deville's puppet show will P.m. and Zucchini the clown will 3:30 p.m. Ing blankets or lawn chairs for picnic- will be for sale. Center's olympic for swimming. The entire music festival is $5 per family or $2 under 13, the military and senior or further information, call the JCC at known executions since the revolution in Iran last February to 200 people. Premier Menachem Begin condemned the execution in the Knesset and urged world public opinion not to be silent over the murderous acts. Inside HERITAGE ... Editor's Dk, more about 'oir ................. Page 2 Noah's Ark ................................... begins on Page 4 e  to the Edltor ................................... P 8 'Sce A,m'. ............................................... Page 9 News from re'oared Uul world ................ Page I0 t's ,'_ ................................. pq ] 1 Ariel Kerem Addresses Israel Bonds Dinner Ariel Kerem, press officer at the Israeli Embassy in Wash- ington D.C., will speak at the Israel Bonds dinner to be held Sat., June 16, at Congr. of liberal Judaism, in honor of Mary Diamond. In charge of community relations and publications at the Embassy, Kerem served as Embassy press officer during the Camp David Summit. He was vice.consul at the Israeli Consulate in Chicago, served the Ministry of " Foreign Affairs and was con- ducting officer for the press division of the Prime Minister's Office. Born and educated in England and the Hebrew University, Kerem served in the Israel Defense Forces, after which he worked as a journalist in Israel. He held top positions in many Israeli student organizations and led the Israeli delegation to the UN 25th Anniversary World Youth Assembly. Mary Diamond will receive the State of Israel Bonds' "Generations for Peace Award" at the dinner to begin with cocktails at 7:30 p.m. Mature and immature State of Israel bonds will be accepted at the dinner for reinvestment. According to an Israeli Bonds spokesman, mature bonds no longer Last Push For CJA, Needs Exceed Income As the 1979 Combined Jewish Appeal draws to a close in Orlando, $775,000 of the $1,000,(300 goals "set to cover only our community's most basic needs," for this year, has been "'booked with signed cards." The announcement from Campaign Chairman Jim Shipley, "leaves our community in a very awkward position of almost doing the very least we could to secure our own needs and answer the desperate call of world Jewry." Shipley commented that "our needs as Jews have changed dramatically since the Campaign began this year," referring to the sudden exodus of Soviet Jews, virtual bankruptcy of the Joint Distribution Committee, the terror facing Iran's Jews and the extreme price of peace which will leave Israel faced with a cost greater than its gross national product. "It is heartrending to face the realities of what we will need to help ourselves and others in the coming year," Shipley said. "We cannot say NO for the first time in history, to Jews in need. We cannot plead poverty to Jews whose lives depend as much on 'little old Orlando' as they do the rest of American Jewry." Campaign officials feel that if the 40 people who have previously given $500 or more and those 17 ] previous givers in the up-to-S500 range "would come forward this year as well and renew commit- ment" the campai]n would close between 875,000- $900,000. One final community-wide mailing will be done before May 30 because as one veteran campaign volunteer commented, "there simply must be enough people who would help if they realized how little that extra $]00,000 is in terms of human life, and how much it means to stand up and say 'we care' about our fellow Jews!" Orlando Technion Society Under Consideration To discuss the establish- ment of a Chapter of the American Technion Society in the greater Orlando area, a meeting will be held Tues., June 5, at the home of Ozzie Gaines, 119 Primrose Dr., Longwood, at 7:30 p.m. The Technion-lsrael Institute of Technology helps to insure growth and security to the State of Israel. The Technion, the oldest University in Israel founded in 1924, educates technically oriented young prople in the fields of engineering, architecture and medicine. 1 D/PLOMAT M/ckqt Mouse, the Israeli Wheelchair Basketball team retaxed" on the sunny rides of Walt Disney World this past Wednesday. The team, winners of the first Inter. nat/onal cornpet./t/on /n 1975, finished third this gear in the quadrennial compet/t/on held last week in Tampa. The U. squad IrL Special HERITAGE photo MARY DIAMOND jon ltm to acquire interest and Israel does not get use of the bonds. Tickets of $15 per person include dinner, wine and enter- tainment by the George ARIEL KEREM Sherzer Trio. For reservations, call the Congr. of Liberal Judaism office at 645-0444, or Gilda Glickstein, reservations chairperson, at 628-0417. T